Typically, most people don’t think about it until something bad happens since electrical wiring is often designed to last a long time. Unfortunately, over time, the effectiveness is reduced, and it can endanger your life and property as electrical wires and insulation degrade. About 24,200 home electrical fires annually is responded to by the fire departments according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In addition to the property damage worth $1.2 billion, these fires cause around 1050 injuries and 225 deaths. About half of them are due to bad wiring or lighting when the home electrical fires start. You may need to rewire your house if you notice that your home’s electrical system isn’t working how it should. It can increase your home’s value and reduce your likelihood of having a house fire though rewiring your property can seem like a significant investment. You can potentially lower your electrical bills, improve your house’s safety, and increase your property’s electrical capacity by updating your electrical rewiring. Below are signs you need the upgrade if you are wondering when you need a complete rewiring that we at Burley Electrical Services would like to share today.
Old Wiring Electrical
There’s a good chance you need to update your electrical wiring if your house is 40 years or older. Its electricians might not have designed the property’s wiring to suit today’s electrical needs and appliances as much as you love the older home’s character. As old wiring cause about 10% of residential fires, the old wiring can also pose a fire risk. To protect your valuables and support modern electrical requirements, an expert electrician can inspect your home’s old wiring and recommend the best action.
Following a Fire, Flood or Natural Disaster
Your home’s electrical wiring is affected by fires, floods, and natural disasters. Posing a threat to your family and pets, these calamities can expose electrical wires, for example. Typically, a complete rewiring is recommended as an electrician can inspect your home after a natural disaster, fire, or flooding.
Aluminum Wiring is in Poor Condition
You might have aluminum wiring if you or someone else built your home between 1965 and 1973. If the aluminum wiring is unsafe, you may need rewiring. You can schedule a replacement when you notice the aluminum wiring isn’t safe since aluminum wiring can increase the risk of electrical fires. As they can deteriorate and pose a fire hazard the aluminum wiring can be unsafe when you connect it to light switches, outlets, or other wires in junction boxes, for example. By inspecting the aluminum wiring and recommending the appropriate action, such as a complete rewiring, an electrician can help you minimize these risks.
Tube Wiring & Knob is Outdated
It can be in properties built in the 1950s or earlier, Knob and Tube wiring or open wiring. You can’t use electrical appliances having three-pronged plugs, increasing the likelihood of having electrical fires and shocks since setups lack a ground wire. It may necessitate an overhaul of your home’s electrical wiring from the setup can have differing wear and tear. Whether a complete rewiring is necessary is usually recommended after an electrician can inspect the open wiring.
Electrical Wiring Inspections & More in Pompano Beach, Imperial Point, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland & Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Because it supplies light to your spaces and keeps your electrical equipment running, your home’s electrical wiring is an essential component of your electrical setup. You need the wiring to work well to be comfortable and safe. In order to reduce the chances of electrical fires, lower electrical bills, and increase the setup’s electrical capacity. When you need a rewiring or any other electrical service in the South Florida area, call Burley Electrical Services and let us assist you!